HR8871 is a double giant star in the constellation of Sculptor.
HR8871 visual magnitude is 6.37. Because of its reltive faintness, HR8871 should be visible only from locations with dark skyes, while it is not visible at all from skyes affected by light pollution.
The table below summarizes the key facts about HR8871:
Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR8871
HR8871 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR8871 are provided in the following table:
The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR8871 in the sky:
Visibility of HR8871 from your location
Today's HR8871 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
Digitized Sky Survey image of HR8871
The image below is a photograph of HR8871 from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2 - see the credits section) taken in the red channel. The area of sky represented in the image is 0.5x0.5 degrees (30x30 arcmins). The proper motion of HR8871 is 0.047 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and -0.041 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.
Distance of HR8871 from the Sun and relative movement
HR8871 is distant 571.93 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 23 kilometers per second.
Spectral properties of HR8871
HR8871 belongs to spectral class K2 and has a luminosity class of III corresponding to a giant star.
The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR8871 is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.
HR8871 star system properties
HR8871 is a visual double star which can be observed only with the help of very large telescopes. The table below shows key information about the HR8871 double sysyem: